Waterbury 4th of July fireworks officially moved to Holyland

This will be a pretty site to see the fireworks from the hill at night…
My children & I used to love seeing the cross lit up at night when we were driving home from visiting out of state family, the children knew once they saw the cross we were not that much farther to drive home.
I think it’s nice that the town is putting the fireworks up on the high hill so more people can view them from the comfort & safety of their backyards – would be nice if more cities would consider doing the same & looking for high points to set off the fireworks so more people can enjoy them & have less people trying to find parking spaces & then walking to go see them – with young children it can be a drag since some children fall asleep at 7:30 & fireworks don’t usually start until 9
Kudos for the officials who decided to make the fireworks more visible to the more people.

Police: New Haven mother who reported her son prevented a tragedy

Parents & citizens need to speak up to both prevent crimes as well as assist in solving crimes that have occurred.
This was certainly hard for this mother to turn in her son but it is what we need more of to start reclaiming our cities from the crime wave that just seems to be spreading as gang violence is increasing in the news reports as we move into warmer weather & even more reports of gang violence is popping up in the daily reports

Anti casino expansion drive launched

Who are the Democrat Controlled General Assembly listening to? It appears that Special Interests have the ears of our state senate rather than the citizens of CT which Do Not Want Casino Expansion in our state….

If there was such a concern for the decrease in their attendance the Casinos would Close their Casino in near by Penn & would offer to send buses to all of the major cities around CT For Free but those are not being proposed as options on the table…

By the way “Where is the CT Share” of the proceeds from the current casinos that are in the state? Wasn’t that money supposed to be going for education as well as helping Addicted Gamblers to Quit?

Windsor Budget – Vote NO Tomorrow

Reminder Get Out & Vote NO on the Budget Tomorrow

Polls Open at 6am & Close at 8pm

#YourVoteIsYourVoice – #VoteNo

#SayNoNewTaxes – there is a lot of questionable BoE items needing transparency & the democrats in charge of the BoE aren’t being forthcoming about all the numbers nor looking for cost saving measures that can be options for our citizens – the BoE budget is 2/3rds of the town’s total budget & it needs to be better managed, we’ve had too much vagueness in their numbers & animosity by the BoE leadership when being questioned about how they plan to spend our families money

#SaveWindsorPuppies – Save our Windsor Animal Control Shelter the democrats are forcing our current “dog pound” to be destroyed by their corporate friends who they have given the tax breaks to build luxury mixed use apartments (think like Hartford office & stores downstairs & apartments on top commercial buildings) so the rich get rid of our puppies who have gotten lost & found by our animal control officers & now instead of building a new shelter the democrats who obviously do not like dogs are trying to send our Windsor Puppies out of town to possibly kill shelters #DemocratsHatePuppies

TAX on back of bent over man

#SaveTeamParagon – our 18 year olds need to vote to save their classmates Robotics Program which the democrats will displace when they try to take over the old Roger Wolcott school which was closed due to students leaving the district – our teens deserve to have the Robotics Team in a space where they can continue to grow in learning as well as experiencing successes as they compete #DemocratsHateRobots

If you are RICH you’ll have no problem going along with the democrat bullies who have been steadily increasing our taxes every year but if you are part of the lower income brackets that are struggling under the weight of the excesses & wasteful spending that the democrats who are running Windsor are jamming down our throats then #VoteNo

Letter from the BOE Finance Chair on the 2015-2016 Budget

I recommend that the citizens of Windsor Reject the Budget on the 12th of May due to the extra high costs that are on the BoE side of the budget which is 2/3rd of the ever increasing taxes we have added on to our property taxes.
We have been having a steady loss of students but each year but the BoE Budget never reflects the loss of those students in the budgets they put forward each time & instead we are hearing that our Children are Failing while the BoE keeps demanding more money but has no results to justify the increases they demand.
The BoE keeps stalling on answering questions & doesn’t seem to think in a way that can both Provide Services & Save Money at the same time & also lists many “Grants” from our very BROKE state government so that is money which may not even be forth coming because the reality is that there are many budget cuts being proposed up at the capitol going on.

Zero Based Budgeting is what should be done with each expense clearly Listed & Justified as to why it is being spent.

Right off the top of my head for savings is to look at Portable Classrooms instead of the expense of trying to salvage a school that is in need of repairs & by placing them at our current elementary schools there is no need to try to bring in extra staff because the classroom is self contained & then the elementary school’s cafeteria & nurse & gym etc etc can all be used.
Common Sense Cost Savings is what is needed but it doesn’t seem that less expensive options are being looked at so that we can get the most for our money.
Education is important but it seems that the democrats are pushing for anything & everything without regard to who they are hurting.
When our children are getting to college & work world & they are unskilled & not ready for the workload required of them who can the blame be placed upon?
The ones who are paying for these outrageous budgets with these experimental programs that keep failing our children or the people who have sold out our children to the highest bidder of the newest educational scam on the markets?

There was a time & day when Windsor Schools were good schools & people wanted to send their children here because Windsor Ranked Well & wasn’t outrageous in costs, those days have gone & the experimental programs like Common Core are driving up costs while denying our children a proper education & increasing the educational gap while pitting our citizens against each other…
The Honors Programs against the Sports, & the Arts
PreSchoolers against the Robotics Teams
Those with Children In Our Public Schools against Those who are sending their Children to CREC against those who have No Children in Public Schools in the state

Our children are suffering because the democrats can not say no to anything that is experimental or promises to be the latest & greatest new shiny thing…

#CountTheCost – will you continue to allow the democrat controlled BoE raise your taxes & subject your children to these experimental programs with the increasing costs or are you going to demand that the BoE get serious about cutting the excesses from the budget & stop adding these experimental programs & get down the serious business of educating our children?

Then again… maybe you don’t care about politics; because you don’t have the time to watch what is being done at our town meetings or research why our students are failing not just in Windsor but across the nation where ever they have installed common core?


Below is a letter as well as supporting documents posted at the request of the Board of Education Finance Chair Ron Eleveld. As with all of our posts, the letter and tables below reflect the views and calculations of Mr. Eleveld and are not an official viewpoint of the Board of Education or Windsor Public Schools.

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How to tell if your School District is infected by the Broad Virus

Are CT’s schools infected by this virus too?
Have you inquired about how & where the superintendent in your school district has come from & how they were hired?

Seattle Education

Chicago has just learned that it will inherit Rochester, New York’s controversial and unpopular school superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard (Broad Superintendent’s Academy “Class of 2007”).

Those of us who have experienced the “leadership” of  L.A. billionaire Eli Broad’s corporate-trained superintendents send Chicago our condolences. We have been there, done that, with scars to show for it, and nothing in the way of real academic or positive gains for our schools and kids.

In fact, the Broad brand has been seriously tarnished lately, to the point where it really should be considered a liability rather than an asset. Here are just a few examples of Broad supts who have been ousted or left their districts in a cloud of controversy:  LaVonne Sheffield (Broad Superintendents Academy “Class of 2002” – resigned), Rockford, Ill.;  Maria Goodloe-Johnson (Broad “Class of 2003” – fired), Seattle, Wa.; Matthew H. Malone (Broad “Class of 2003”…

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